Former lawmaker and Islami Ganatantrik Party chairman MA Awal has been sent to jail on completion of his four-day remand in a case filed over the killing of trader in city’s Pallabi area.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akhter passed the order after DB inspector Syed Iftekhar Hossain, investigation officer (IO) of the case, produced him before the court.
The IO filed a petition seeking confinement of Awal to jail until the investigation is completed.
Earlier on May 21, a Dhaka court placed MA Awal and two others on a four-day remand each in the case.
Awal, 50, a former lawmaker from Laxmipur-1 constituency, was arrested on May 20 from a mazar in Bhairab of Kishoreganj.
On May 16, Sahin Uddin was hacked to death in front of his six-year-old son inside a garage at Block- D in Pallabi over a land dispute.
On the following day, Shahin’s mother Aklima Begum lodged a case with Pallabi Police Station in this connection mentioning MA Awal as the main accused.
The other accused of the case are; former BCL leader Suman, Md Abu Taher, Murad, Manik, Monir, Shafique, Titu, Kamrul, Kibria, Dipu, Abdur Razzak, Moron Ali, Liton, Abul, Baitta Babu, Boro Shafique, Kalu alias Kala Babu, Nata Sumon, and Yaba Babu.